Back in September we went on a bike tour in Svaneti with a group of great guys from Dubai - Paul, Serge, Ken and Eugine. Our friends arrived early in the morning about 2 o'clock. We picked them up from the airport with the bike bags and headed back into the city centre to the bike shop. We unloaded and assembled the bikes.
Rati Japaridze’s background is in environmental policy andmanagement in Georgia. He recently left his position as the Chairman of the Agency of Protected Areas where he was responsible for the organization in Tbilisi and around the country.
Tbilisi is a great city for mountain biking. It is full of: mountain ranges, climbs and great trails perfect for riding. Tbilisi offers a challenge for any biker and local riders are discovering new trails and challenges all the time.
I recently spent a fantastic weekend in Switzerland; near to Bern with an engineer at Scott bikes just recently finished work on the Scott Genius LT bike. It is reported to be the most advanced do-all mountain bike on the market today with suspension travel settings - fully rigid, cross-country or fully sprung downhill bike.Get more information about the Scott Genius LT here.
When I was travelling in India in 2009, I often dreamt of going back to Georgia and mountain biking. I wanted to get involved in the local biking community and contribute. In Georgia, I was lucky to meet local mountain bikers.
I didn't expect to find them because I thought that the cycling wasn't very popular in Georgia and people seemed much keener on burning about in tinted windowed Mercedes and BMWs. How things have changed though! - at least for the burgeoning cycling and mountain biking community.